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Everything worth doing was done in your lifetime, right? Just how old are you, Methuselah?

Ancient Inventions? Answers

An illustration of imaginary air travel from 1900.

Technology may be older than you think. It is also possible that many of the useful thingummies were thought up a long time ago, whereas the dafter ideas emanate from the modern age. Such is life..

Match the invention to the time of its first appearance – at least, as far as the archaeologists can tell.

  1. Compass
  2. Steam turbine
  3. Rocket
  4. Printing
  5. Bikini
  6. Saddle
  7. (Brain) Surgery Instruments
  8. Enigma-Style Code Machine
  9. Battery
  10. Segway
  1. 1400 BCE
  2. 1st Century CE
  3. 13th Century CE
  4. 3000 BCE
  5. 5600 BCE
  6. 4000 BCE
  7. 6500 BCE
  8. 5th Century BCE
  9. 250 BCE
  10. 3rd Millennium CE

Did some of those dates surprise you? Do you disagree with them? If so, please let us know. We just love those kinds of arguments – the more obscure, the better. They make our day here at the Post. Be sure, however, to be prepared to present your archaeological evidence. Especially if you've found the Segway of Gilgamesh under that Mesopotamian ziggurat.

Police Segway Operating Manual.
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